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May 12, 1915 - August 15, 2021

Burial Date August 23, 2021

A service to honor her life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 23, 2021, beginning at 12:00PM. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 AM. One hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 106, passed away on August 15, 2021, with family at her side. She was born in Kalamazoo on May 12, 1915, the daughter of the late Peter and Hermina (Buiskool) Zuidema. Evelyn lived through much of the history of the modern world and her recollection of those events remained fascinating to her family and friends. On July 15, 1936, she married the love of her life, Paul O. Dratt who preceded her in death in 1998; Evelyn would live another twenty-three years. She filled her days with joy and thanksgiving, always finding a way to make a difference for others. She had a gentle soul and kind heart. She loved spending time in her gardens growing flowers and vegetables. She was crafty and enjoyed working with ceramics and was an accomplished knitter. Evelyn was a loyal Detroit Tigers fan and cheered them through the ups and downs of the seasons. Above all she was devoted to her family and friends and leaves them with the legacy of a life well lived. Her warm smile and sense of humor will be missed by all who loved her. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Sylvia Dratt; grandchildren, Phil (Michelle) Dratt, Heather (Scott) Davis; great-grandchildren, Daryn and Dayton Dratt, Peyton Davis, Joshua (Michelle) Dolby, Matthew (Lyndsey) Dolby; great-great-grandchildren, Wren and Violet Dolby, Caedon, Gracin and Harper Dolby; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was also preceded in passing by a son, Dale Dratt; granddaughter, Darcy Dolby; great-grandson, Dalton Dratt; three siblings, Ann, Hank and Bernie.